In the picturesque small town of Lameque, New Brunswick, which is known for its Peat and Fishing industry, you will find the RC Race Track Des iles. This sprawling beauty features some exciting races with plenty of spots that allow for some wheel to wheel action. At RC Race Track Des iles they run the following classes
1/10 2WD Buggy Open
1/10 2WD Short Course Open
1/10 4WD Short Course Open
You can get more details and find out about running with them on their Facebook Page.
The crew in New Brunswick really know how to get down. Thank you to Gregg Lawton for turning us on to the New Brunswick tracks that we have featured over they past few weeks.
We are going to stay in New Brunswick for our next Featured Track. BlackFly RC is located in St. Laurent in Northern New Brunswick. This is a fun looking layout that also appears to have its fair share of challenges. The hard compacted clay track measures 130′ x 80′ and features a 24′ x 4′ drivers stand. The site also has electricity and water. They run about once a month starting in June and ending in October in the following classes:
2wd Short Course
4wd Short Course
If you are in the area and want to run with this crew, you can get more details a Black Fly RC.
Watch the Summer Kick Off from July 2016. There is some great action. Thanks to Stephane Doucet for the video.
Check out the humble beginning of what would become a terrific looking track. If anyone has an updated video feel free to send me a link. I would love to see this place in action.
It has been awhile, but we are back with a Featured Track. The Riverfront RC Speedway is located in Fort Dodge Iowa. The asphalt track is built on a 125ft x 75ft plot and features a 5ft high drivers stand that is 43ft long. They run 1/10 and 1/8 scale vehicles and have a fully built computerized timing system. They are open Monday to Friday from 11 to 5, Saturday and Sunday 11 to 3.
Membership prices are structured as follows.
Membership: Youth (Monthly) $30.00, Adults (Monthly) $40.00, Family of 4 (Monthly) $45.00 & $3 for each additional youth.
Check out the Sprint cars in action. This place looks like a crazy good time. I have never raced on asphalt, but it is something that I must try.
If your in the area, make sure you check out Riverfront RC Speedway, if you are heading there from out of town, try to co-ordinate your trip with Shellabration. Shellabration is an annual rock concert held in late July/early August at the Oleson Park Music Pavilion, featuring nationally touring rock groups. It has been referred to as “The Heart of Rock and Roll”
Located in New Zealand, this weeks Featured Track is the Blenheim Radio Control Car Club. After taking 11 months to build, the track opened its doors on July 11, 2015. Getting around the 850 foot track takes approximately 33 seconds. This track is big enough to accommodate 1/8 scale, 1/10 scale cars and trucks both nitro and electric and they currently have a 1/5th scale track under construction. The pit area features 20 tables and each table has access to an air compressor line for cleaning of your vehicles. The drivers stand is approximately 30ft long which gives drivers plenty of room. Other features at the track in a MyLpas scoring system, a Café, toilet facilities and for those of us of age, the facility will even sell you a beer.
No doubt this looks like the place to be if you are a RC enthusiast in New Zealand, heck this place looks like it may even be worth a trip to New Zealand. If you go in February, make sure you take in the Blues, Brews and BBQ’s Festival also, since your in New Zealand, make the trip to check out the Waitomo Caves, you won’t be disappointed.
We need to compile some data regarding use of the Halifax RC Park. This info will help us in efforts to raise funds for maintenance and improvements, as well as determine user habits to help us form a better game plan for next year.
I woke up this morning, to find this picture in our inbox. No words needed, just click on it and soak it in. Thank You to Max Speed of Max Speed Studios, for this incredible shot. You can also check out Max Speed Studios on Facebook.
The track is down and marked at the Halifax RC Park. We still need to add jumps and a rhythm section, but there is no need to wait for that, head out to the park and try and crank out a couple of hot laps. Great job by the team that gave up there Saturday and got so much done. Thanks to all those “Shovel Guys”. Continue Reading
I just came from the RC Park and things are moving along great. The crew should be on lunch and they hope to start putting down lane dividers after lunch. Here are some pics of the progress so far today.
Matt Whitman, Brad Johns, Todd Connolly, Adrian Parsons, Steve Craig, Tim Outhit and Barry Dalrymple
Two members of the Halifax RC Park Committee were on hand at the July 21, 2014 meeting of the North West Community Council. It was at this meeting that Halifax City Councillors Steve Craig, Brad Johns, Tim Outhit, Matt Whitman and Barry Dalrymple presented Todd Connolly and Adrian Parsons with a cheque for $5000 which was pooled together from the Councillors discretionary and district capital funds. The money will be used to gather the necessary supplies to complete the Halifax RC Park so that it is ready to welcome the community.
We want to thank these Councillors very much for the money, time and effort they have given us, to help make the Halifax RC Park a reality. If you are member of the RC community, or married to, or raising one, please remember theses Councillors at election time. They supported us when we needed it, please make sure you return the favor.
Here are a few things about the progress at the RC Park. This is basically a compilation of the last few updates and it should give you a better idea of what we are up against.
Normally, Saturday is the day we work on the RC Park because we all have Monday to Friday jobs. The recent rainfalls just prior to the weekends have been hampering our ability to get into the park with heavy machinery because of the soft ground. This results in a group of volunteers doing a lot of manual labour. We make steady progress, but we are slower than an excavator. We are at the point now where there is little manual labour remaining, until we can get in there with the needed machinery.
It has been awhile, but this weeks Featured Track is the Maryville R/C Raceway in Maryville, Illinois. This oval track which is built for 1/10 scale vehicles, features a 215ft center line, a light dirt surface and 23 to 25 degrees of banking, which surely only adds to the excitement of a “Short Track Saturday Night”. The track also features Multiple electrical outlets, picnic tables, A public address system and water. On site refreshments are also available.
If you happen to be in the area, July 5th, be sure to check out the “Dash for Cash”.
Donations for the Halifax RC Park continue. Tonight, Eavis Construction generously donated a load of clay that will be used to top the track surface. Thank you to Eavis Construction. Josh, Thank you for your patience as we got our act together.
I want to make sure we acknowledge as many donations as possible, it is important that the RC community know which companies helped to make the RC Park become a reality. This task would be so much more difficult without their support.
We have been very busy trying to get the Halifax RC Park up and running, which is why the post on this blog are down, but today, we took another step forward. We broke ground on the RC Track and everything went well. There is nothing like the use of heavy equipment to speed things up. Thank you so much to Jimmy for all your time and effort today. Here are a few pics of what went on today. Thanks to everybody that pitched in, you actually made work fun for me. There is still a long way to go, but we are off to a great start.
Located in Martensville Saskatchewan, this weeks Featured Track is Nordic Fencing R/C Raceway, this track in the home of Sask Off-Road Radio Control Club (SORRCC),a not-for-profit group of off-road radio control enthusiasts based in Saskatoon. The 20,000 square foot Off-Road Track is designed to accommodate 1/10th and 1/8th scale off-road R/C vehicles. Anyone is welcome to stop by and try out the track, but after a couple of visits, you should expect to pay a nominal fee. This upcoming season, they plan on hosting a points race for members, every Sunday except long weekends.